On more than a few occasions, I’ve needed a zero clearance table saw insert. I was always too cheap to buy one specially made for my saw and didn’t have the planer to get the thickness I needed. So, instead of getting what I needed, I decided to wait. I finally purchased a planer about a month ago and then I ran into a project that I really needed an insert for.
I was cutting the plywood for the cabinet of my master bathroom double vanity. When I got to the crosscut dados, I had some unwanted tear out and knew it was finally time. I also turned this small project into an opportunity to use our fancy camera and make a YouTube video. I use YouTube almost daily to get instruction or inspiration for my own projects so I have been wanting to contribute for a while.
Pretty much everything is outlined in the video so I’m not going into great detail here. I had some Aleppo Pine (Jerusalem Pine) left over from another project. It’s not a super hard wood but its definitely harder than regular pine.